New Born - Again

Discussion in 'Nature' started by MarkB1, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Fire-tail Resin Bees under my veranda. I have a few bee hotels, logs drilled to accommodate various nesting insects, and the bees have come back a couple times a year for a few years now.

    Here they are inspecting a used and a potential nest site, building it and last is a newborn breaking out of the nest.

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  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Very nice.
     
  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Amazing. Thanks.
     
  4. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Wow. How do you get that close? Really good pictures.
     
  5. MarkB1

    MarkB1 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 30, 2010
    Australia
    Thanks Ray ...

    Indeed. Thanks Lawrence ...

    Thanks M. They are not aggressive bees, being nomadic they don't invest a lot in any one nest site, so don't need to protect it as the honey bees do.

    Basically, if I am present when they come in to land they tend to take me for background, and as long as I don't startle them and wait until they are more or less occupied I can get close enough to touch. See second link in my sig (bottom left) for the run-down on what I do, and don't ...
     
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